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20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie  

Tamar Altebarmakian
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List Rules Vote up the actresses you think would be best as the title character in Disney's Mulan remake.

Let’s take a moment and talk Mulan fantasy casting. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the casting for the live action version of the Chinese legend Mulan. Her story is one of empowerment and being true to oneself, so whoever scores the title role of the film needs to be strong, sincere, and okay with chopping off a sizable chunk of her hair (hopefully sans sword).

Casting Disney's live action Mulan movie is sure to be a tall order for Disney, since there’s already a deal of controversy surrounding the movie. An early script of the film featured a white love interest for Mulan, one who helps the Chinese Imperial Army defeat the Huns. Given Hollywood's tendency to whitewash films that feature Asian characters (looking at you Ghost in the Shell), fans were upset. As a result, Disney issued a statement saying that the original script is just a jumping-off point and that most of the primary roles, including the title role, would be played by Chinese actors and actresses. Here are some of the most popular Chinese actresses who could play Mulan in the remake.

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Liu Yifei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
The Forbidden Kingdom, Chinese Paladin, The Four
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Jamie Chung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Big Hero 6, Sucker Punch, The Hangover Part II
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Zhang Ziyi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero
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Kristin Kreuk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Smallville, Beauty and the Beast, EuroTrip
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Arden Cho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Arden Cho Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, Walking the Halls, Hood Rats 2
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Fan Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Cell Phone
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Zhang Yuqi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman, Shaolin Girl
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Constance Wu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Constance Wu Fresh Off the Boat, Sound of My Voice, Stephanie Daley
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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Katie Leung Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Li Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Purple Butterfly
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Malese Jow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
The Social Network, Big Time Rush, Star-Crossed
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Gemma Chan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Submarine, Exam
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Julia Ling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Chuck, Memoirs of a Geisha, I Hate My Teenage Daughter
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Gong Li is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice, Raise the Red Lantern
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Grace Huang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
The Man with the Iron Fists, Red Earth, Love in Space
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Crystal Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Crystal Yu
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JuJu Chan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
JuJu Chan
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Michelle Ang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Neighbours
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Li Jun Li is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
Chinese Puzzle, The Humbling, Song One
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Celina Jade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie
The Man with the Iron Fists, Skin Trade, Love Connected